Barbara Wilcutts Stabell

Barbara Stabell, 80, born in Milford, Delaware in 1940, passed away peacefully, on August 17, 2021.  Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 63 years, Walter W. Stabell, Jr., their three sons, Walter III, Jeffrey (wife Kelly), and Robert, grandchildren Walt IV, Jackie, Morgan, Shannon, Alex and Andrew, and her sister, Betty Louise Myers.  Barbara led a life of faith, hope, and love, and was considered a loyal and devoted friend by all who knew her.  She leaves behind a host of friends and colleagues who were forever touched by her caring and kindness.

Barbara grew up in Frederica, Delaware later moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after marrying the love of her life, Walt Jr.  The couple moved to the Seabrook, Texas area in 1971, where they have lived happily for over 50 years.

While Barbara enjoyed a fulfilling career at James Avery Jewelers for over 25 years, her true passions were family and friends.  She enjoyed entertaining guests, had a knack for making everyday occasions feel special, and was considered a gifted chef and gracious host by all who knew her.  Barbara and Walt shared a love for travel, and enjoyed experiencing other regions, cuisines and cultures.

God sent us an angel.  May she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and Father.  She will be greatly missed.  “And now these three remain:  faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13).  Barbara lived this daily.

The family wishes to thank all of those who helped care for Barbara during her last days.  A Funeral Service will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, TX 77058 on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at 11am in The Chapel.  Barbara’s family will greet visitors from 10am to 11am.  A reception will follow immediately after the service at the Church’s Life Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund ( ) in Barbara’s name.


  1. Walt and family, You know that I loved Bobbie so much. She was my big sister! We shared so many memories. Her love will continue through all of you. Take Care. I love you all. Aunt Betty Louise

    Betty Louise Myers
  2. what a dear, sweet, funny, capable, friend! We are so lucky to have known her, and shared n her goodness. So many memories crowd my mind when I think of her, her boys and her dear Walt. What a wonderful legacy she leaves her family and all of us who knew her and shared in her thoughtfulness. Our lives are better, brighter, and happier to have been counted as her friend. I know she will watch over us from heaven. Carmel and John

    carmel Dorsey
  3. Scott and I have always considered Barb and Walt a couple that we can learn by example on how they lived their lives together. They had a never ending love. Barb kept Walt on his toes. Watching the two of them together was a joy.

    Barb was a truly dear friend. Mattie, Jan and I had so many laughs together. We have treasured memories that I and Mattie will keep in our hearts forever. James Avery has lost a true devoted employee of 25 years.
    Barb will be missed like crazy.
    Love you

    Scott & Pat

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